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New Years in Bangkok whaddo we eat?

snaxattax Dec 20, 2006 03:55 AM

going to bangkok, cambodia, laos -- where to eat?
New Years recommendations in Bangkok? thanx

  1. Curt the Soi Hound Jan 2, 2007 02:25 PM

    This was so out of character for Bangkok.

    I hope that tourists were informed that the festivities were shut down.
    I understand that area was only lightly populated during the Gaysorn/Central World flyover bombs.

    1. whs Dec 21, 2006 10:44 PM

      Go to Spice Market at the Four Seasons Hotel. We had the most incredible NYE buffet there. It is near the Rajprasong intersection and Erawan shrine, where Thais gather to celebrate and there is a fireworks display at midnight. It cost about $75 pp a few years ago.

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      1. re: whs
        whs Jan 2, 2007 12:01 AM

        Hope you were not at the Rajprasong intersection New Year's Eve--if you were, are you all right?

      2. Curt the Soi Hound Dec 21, 2006 02:16 PM

        I have never eaten at either.
        My Thai in-laws are quite "frugal" and I can't be seen as someone who wastes money.
        That's a privilege reserved for the "Golden Son".
        Suits me fine! ;-)

        I believe most of the "bad" reviews are from those that see more value in eating at Bangkok's less expensive venues.
        Although the views are some of the best, the food doesn't come up to the same level.

        1. t
          tk467 Dec 20, 2006 04:54 PM

          La Opera on Soy 39 (I believe )

          1. m
            mary shaposhnik Dec 20, 2006 04:52 PM

            A non-New Year's question: as between Vertigo and Sirroco for dinner, is there any benefit to one over the other? I hear the food is lousy at both, but I have to 'fess I'm digging the idea of enjoying the views and scene for a silly, if expensive, evening.

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            1. re: mary shaposhnik
              Rick_V Dec 22, 2006 05:09 PM

              The food at Vertigo is overpriced and, to me, not that interesting --western-style, emphasis on steaks and such. But to be on TOP of a 78-(or whatever)-story building, outside, is mind-blowing. At the least, go up there for a drink after dinner some night. (The bar is even higher than the restaurant!)

            2. Curt the Soi Hound Dec 20, 2006 01:54 PM

              you might try to contact Vertigo or Sirroco for a big night out.
              But, rolling into Bangkok a few days ahead of NYE, most big venues will probably be booked.

              Many hotels require purchase of their "New Years Gala", so your plans could be academic.

              You might just grab a casual dinner at any of Bangkok's thousands of eateries, then head to Central World for the party.
              The area is like Bangkok's Time Square on NYE.

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              1. re: Curt the Soi Hound
                snaxattax Dec 21, 2006 01:54 AM

                thank you!

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